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Issues on Media Images and Portrayals
Media Images and Portrayals Issues
The disability community lacks access to participate in various forms of media, including film, television, web-based media, comics, and gaming as both potential employees and customers. Disabled actors are given little opportunity to audition for any roles, let alone disabled ones, and disabled crew members, including writers and directors, are seldom given the opportunity to work in the industry. Some of this is due to stigma (continue reading . . .)
Ed Roberts is considered to be "the Father of the Indepedent Living Movement." And his birthday is today: Monday, January 23, 2017.
And guess what?
Google - that search engine that is the go-to for many - honored Ed by including an image of him in their daily Google Doodle. In addition, Google included a link to a virtual exhibit titled, "Ed Roberts, the Disability Rights Movement, and the ADA."